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BATON ROUGE - The No. 12 LSU women’s tennis team completed its weekend with a 4-1 victory over the Auburn Tigers on Sunday, March 3, at the LSU Tennis Complex.
“I’m really proud of the girls for pulling through there,” LSU co-head coach Julia Sell said. “I thought that was a real battle from start to finish. It was the kind of match that had a lot of momentum shifts, up and down. I’m proud of them for finishing and competing. I still think we can play better, and that’s where we need to get ourselves to for next weekend.”
The Tigers took the doubles point against Auburn with two wins from the No. 3 and No. 1 pairs.
The No. 57-ranked pair of junior Paris Corley and sophomore Taylor Bridges finished first on the doubles courts, with a 6-2 win over Alannah Griffin and Yu Chen on the No. 3 doubles.
The No. 11 ranked duo of sophomore Eden Richardson and senior Jessica Golovin clinched the doubles point for LSU, beating the No. 43 duo of Sophia Graver and Taylor Russo, 6-4, at the No. 1 doubles.
Golovin extended the lead to 2-0 following a 6-4, 6-1 straight-set victory over Madeline Meredith at the No. 2 singles spot.
Sophomore Luba Vasilyuk’s (6-4, 6-4) win on court six over Yu Chen extended LSU’s lead to 3-1.
No. 15 Richardson came from behind in the No. 1 singles match to defeat No. 75 Jaeda Daniel. After dropping the first set 1-6, Richardson rebounded and won the final two sets by tallies of 6-4 and 6-4.
The No. 12 Tigers will face Georgia on Friday, March 8, at 3 P.M. CT in their first SEC road match of the year
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#12 LSU 4, Auburn 1
#11 Eden Richardson/Jessica Golovin (LSU) def. #43 Sophia Graver/Taylor Russo (AUB) 6-4
Anna Loughlan/Kennan Johnson (LSU) vs. Jaeda Daniel/Madeline Meredith (AUB) 5-3, unfinished
#57 Paris Corley/Taylor Bridges (LSU) def. Alannah Griffin/Yu Chen (AUB) 6-2
No. 15 Eden Richardson (LSU) def. #75 Jaeda Daniel (AUB) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Jessica Golovin (LSU) def. Madeline Meredith (AUB) 6-4, 6-1
Sophia Graver (AUB) def. Taylor Bridges (LSU) 6-0, 6-2
Kennan Johnson (LSU) vs. Taylor Russo (AUB) 3-6, 6-4, 6-6 (1-1), unfinished
Paris Corley (LSU) vs. Alannah Griffin (AUB) 4-6, 6-3, 4-5, unfinished
Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) def. Yu Chen (AUB) 6-4, 6-4
LSU 12-2; National ranking #12
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,3,6,1)
Official: Richie Weaver